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Employer branding - the fundament of recruiting

Employer branding is the process of creating an employer brand and communicating it effectively through recruitment activities, career services, and digital channels (e.g., websites), and it primarily reflects companies' desire to stand out from the competition and be attractive to potential employees.

So what exactly do employers need to create a successful employer brand? There are four main components: Mission/Vision, Values/Culture, Messaging (Target Audience) and Implementation Strategy. In this article, we give you our expertise.

Are you appealing enough?

There are many ways to increase the attractiveness of your company. The first step is to create a positive employer brand, which can be achieved by developing an employer brand strategy and defining the target audience for your company.

Once you've defined the target audience that best fits your organization, it's time to develop content strategies that align with their interests, needs and motivations. Social media is one way employers can directly engage potential candidates, through channels like Twitter or Facebook, where they post job ads and articles about themselves as employers (e.g., "Why it's so great to work at Company X").
However, it's important to not only post about yourself but also engage in conversation with potential applicants by asking them questions about what they want in terms of benefits packages, etc.

Employer branding is a two-sided affair

Employer branding is not only important for companies, but also for employees. Employees want to work for a company that has a good reputation and offers them opportunities to develop their skills and advance their careers. It is therefore part of the employer's HR strategy, meaning that it must be integrated into all activities related to the recruitment, selection and retention of employees.

So it's not just about attracting and retaining the right talent, but also about communicating your company's value proposition to applicants. This requires that you understand what motivates people and how they make decisions when choosing between job offers.

So how do you start your employer branding campaign?

Start by taking a look at the competition. Who are they, what do they do, and how do they do it? What are the similarities between them and what makes them unique? Once you have an idea of what works in your industry or niche, determine which of these attributes best describes your business.

Once you have a clear idea of what makes your company unique, you can begin to develop a brand strategy. The first step is to create an Employer Value Proposition (EVP) that describes how your company benefits employees. To do this, you need to look at the needs of your target group and find out what they expect most from their job.
Your employer branding campaign should also include social media and external communication channels such as job boards.

Best Practices

Employer branding is a process that can take time, but it's worth it. It helps you attract top talent and ensure your company is portrayed in the best possible light. Below are some best practices for employer branding:

Use language that resonates with your target audience (this may be different from what applies to your customers). For example, if you're targeting younger employees who want to work flexible hours or work remotely, use that language when describing what it's like to work at your company.

Be consistent across all your channels - including social media, career sites, and job boards - and stay current to stay relevant as an employer of choice!

Use authentic, real stories to tell your company's story. This can be a great way to connect with potential employees who are looking for companies whose values align with their own.

Conclusion

In summary, employer branding is a topic that should not be neglected. The question of how to increase the attractiveness of one's company and set it apart from others is a daily challenge for employers. But that doesn't mean there are no solutions! Employer branding can help you in many ways: by creating brand awareness among potential employees or customers, by making it easier to find suitable jobs, or even by facilitating applications through automated processes.

About Vality One

We support companies in the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical technology sectors in their search for highly qualified personnel on a permanent basis and via contracting. In doing so, we cover the entire value chain of your company and the entire product life cycle of your drug or medical product.

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